TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0008 00
RINSING EQUIPMENT IMMERSED IN FRESH-WATER
Any airdrop equipment that has been immersed in a fresh-water lake, river or stream will not require rinsing
unless it has been ascertained that the water is dirty, oily or otherwise contaminated. Procedures for handling
a fresh-water immersed parachute are as follows:
1. Contaminated fresh-water. If the airdrop equipment has been immersed in contaminated fresh-water,
rinse, dry and, if applicable, repair the item(s) using the procedures in paragraph f above.
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If airdrop equipment has been immersed in uncontaminated fresh-water,
item(s) will be cleaned and dried as outlined in this paragraph. Minor discoloration of fabric items
resulting from immersion in uncontaminated fresh-water may occur. No attempt should be made to
eliminate a minor discoloration, as a slight discoloring is preferable to employing vigorous techniques that
may damage fabric.
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